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Synonyms: Aosu
Japanese: アオス


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1964
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: Avant GardeAvant Garde, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 9 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 3.611 (scored by 15241,524 users)
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Ranked: #130832
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Popularity: #10255
Members: 2,619
Favorites: 1


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Episodes: /1


Surrealist explanation of reality. People enclosed in a room.


Winner of the 1965 Oofuji Noburou Award.

Characters & Voice Actors




Kuri, Youji
Ono, Yoko


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Sep 3, 2011
This work of art must be watched if you at least know about a little bit about contemporary art theory. Art does not have to deliver sth or does not have to had a purpose like before 1880's. This piece is a typcial surrealist exprssion. weird images and symbols created by the director. Drawing quality is not the issue here. Symbols are more important. What you get or understand from this highly depends on your knowledge level and experiences so it differs from person to person and that what makes it so unique, please give a try.
Nov 10, 2010
Mixed Feelings
Okay... I know, my rate for this piece is rather low, but I'll write a short review anway.

Let's start with the art. Unique kind of style, all in white and black ( I guess it's to make the desing look better on the old television screens). The charachters look a bit chubby and um... literary, quite hairy. I didn't really understand the reason for nudity here, but it's not offensive or gross. There is some Dalinian look in the surrealist transformation of the scenes which I think is the only attractive aspect of the arts here.

Sound: No dialogue, monologue, or any form of speach in ...
Mar 5, 2017
Rate a 1
Seen via Japanese raw

There wasn't one

A literal joke. They start out with a jack in the box routine and run it for 10 or so loops and they continue with that same and similar concept through most of the show. If that was not bad enough it was shown with zero color aside from black and white.

Sound- A HUGE UPSET OF A MESS! ( explained further in enjoyment)

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